Alex was a Bogue Research Fellow and visiting Ph.D. Student in the lab from April to July 2017. He is in the lab of Giampietro Schiavo, University College London (UCL), U.K. He received his B.Sc. in Medical Sciences from Exeter University and his M.Sc. from UCL. He enjoys playing football (soccer), skiing, cooking and music in his spare time.


Paulin JJW, Haslehurst P, Fellows AD, Liu W, Jackson JD, Joel Z, Cummings DM, Edwards FA. (2016). Large and Small Dendritic Spines Serve Different Interacting Functions in Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity and Homeostasis. Neural Plasticity. doi:10.1155/2016/6170509 pdf file link

Fellows AD, Holly AC, Pilling LC, Melzer D and Harries LW. (2013). Microarray-based Whole transcriptome expression profiling as a tool to understand human ageing. Recent Trends in Gene Expression. Chapter 9. link

Holly, AC, Melzer, D, Pilling, LC, Fellows, AD, Tanaka, T, Ferrucci, L, Harries, LW. (2013). Changes in splicing factor expression are associated with advancing age in man. Mech. Ageing Dev. 2013 Jun 6. pii: S0047-6374(13)00065-1. doi: 10.1016/j.mad.2013.05.006. pdf file link

Harries LW, Fellows AD, Pilling LC, Hernandez D, Singleton A, Bandinelli S, et al. Advancing age is associated with gene expression changes resembling mTOR inhibition: evidence from two human populations. Mech. Ageing Dev. 2012 Aug; 133 (8): 556-62. pdf file link

Fellows AD, Holly AC, Pilling LC, Melzer D, Harries LW (2012). Age related changes in mTOR-related gene expression in two primary human cell lines. Healthy Aging Research. 1:3. doi:10.12715/har.2012.1.3. pdf file link

Harries LW, Bradley-Smith RM, Llewellyn DJ, Pilling LC, Fellows A, Henly W, et al. Leukocyte CCR2. Expression is associated with Mini-Mental state examination score in Older Adults. Rejuvenation Research. 2012 Aug; 15(4):395-404. pdf file link

Melzer D, Pilling LC, Fellows AD, Holly AC, Harries LW, and Ferrucci L. Gene Expression Biomarkers and Longevity. Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 33. Chapter 11. pdf file link







Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania